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The newly elected Indian government is examining India’s foreign direct investment policy to look for new areas that can be opened to overseas investors and sectors that still face hurdles despite being on the automatic route. This is an exciting time to invest in India. 

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WHO IS FDI MANAGER?

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Expert Foreign Direct Investment Consultants

FDI Manager consists of a team of expert FDI consultants focused primarily into the growing Indian economy poised for a phenomenal growth in the coming years and decades. It has long  years of combined relevant experience helping clients prepare for the unknown while meeting their financial goals. Ask us about:

  • Government Policy
  • Industry Data & Projections
  • Sector specific Growth Potential
  • Sourcing Project Finance
  • Statutory Requirements
  • Joint Venture Opportunities
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

As an independent financial services firm, we can access many different products so you can get the right products and services.

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Comprehensive Approach

FDI Manager assists clients setting up business in India and provides complete support services to achieve their business objectives. Whether a startup or an individual investor or a corporate, FDI Manager helps initiate their investment journeys in India. The efficient services, expert guidance and assistance provided by FDI Manager ensure clients benefit the maximum out of their foreign direct investments in India. FDI Manager provides all necessary support to foreign investors looking to start or expand their business in India. FDI Manager services include:

  • Policy and Incentives Advisory
  • Legal , Licenses and compliance advisory
  • Market Entry and Expansion Advisory
  • Setting up Subsidiary Branch or Project Office
  • Banking & Financial Support Services
  • HR Support Services
  • Joint Ventures & Partnering
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Company Incorporation & Corporate Secretarial Services
  • Market Research & Project Reports

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Partnering Indian Businesses & Project Owners

FDI Manager provides a massive window of opportunity to Indian companies and project owners who want to benefit directly from Foreign Direct Investments. By highlighting and showcasing their projects and services on this Foreign Direct Investments Platform, FDI Manager not only generates investor interest across the globe but also follows up with potential investors for successfully setting up Joint Ventures in India. 

Backed by immense consulting expertise and single point dispensing of support services, FDI Manager is uniquely placed to service its clients. If you have a project or services that seek Foreign Direct Investments, then FDI Manager is your correct destination. 

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FDI IN INDIA

Overview & Scope

India is among the world’s fastest growing economies and remains a top market for foreign direct investments (FDI) globally. 

According to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), total FDI investments in India in the first nine months of fiscal year (FY) 2019 (April – December 2018) were approximately US$ 33.5 billion. The services sector attracted the highest FDI equity inflow of US$ 6.5 billion, followed by computer software and hardware – US$ 4.9 billion, and telecommunication – US$ 2.2 billion.

The top sources for the FDI were Singapore, with US$12.9 billion, Mauritius US$6 billion, Netherlands US$2.9 billion, and Japan US$2.2 billion. Mauritius is a favorite hotspot for foreign investors, Indians living overseas, as well as Indian companies to route money into or out of India.

Apart from being a critical driver of economic growth, foreign direct investment (FDI) is a major source of non-debt financial resource for the economic development of India. Foreign companies invest in India to take advantage of relatively lower wages, special investment privileges such as tax exemptions, etc. For a country where foreign investments are being made, it also means achieving technical know-how and generating employment.

The Indian government’s favourable policy regime and robust business environment have ensured that foreign capital keeps flowing into the country. The government has taken many initiatives in recent years such as relaxing FDI norms across sectors such as defence, PSU oil refineries, telecom, power exchanges, and stock exchanges, among others.


Market size

According to Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), the total FDI investments in India April-December 2018 stood at US$ 33.49 billion, indicating that government's effort to improve ease of doing business and relaxation in FDI norms is yielding results.

Data for April-December 2018 indicates that the services sector attracted the highest FDI equity inflow of US$ 6.59 billion, followed by computer software and hardware – US$ 5.00 billion, trading – US$ 3.04 billion and telecommunications – US$ 2.29 billion. Most recently, the total FDI equity inflows for the month of December 2018 touched US$ 4.39 billion.

During April-December 2018, India received the maximum FDI equity inflows from Singapore (US$ 12.98 billion), followed by Mauritius (US$ 6.02 billion), Netherlands (US$ 2.95 billion), USA (US$ 2.34 billion), and Japan (US$ 2.21 billion).


Investments/ developments

India emerged as the top recipient of greenfield FDI Inflows from the Commonwealth, as per a trade review released by The Commonwealth in 2018.

Some of the recent significant FDI announcements are as follows:

  • In October 2018, VMware, a leading software innovating enterprise of US has announced investment of US$ 2 billion in India between by 2023.
  • In August 2018, Bharti Airtel received approval of the Government of India for sale of 20 per cent stake in its DTH arm to an America based private equity firm, Warburg Pincus, for around $350 million.
  • In June 2018, Idea’s appeal for 100 percent FDI was approved by Department of Telecommunication (DoT) followed by its Indian merger with Vodafone making Vodafone Idea the largest telecom operator in India
  • In May 2018, Walmart acquired a 77 percent stake in Flipkart for a consideration of US$ 16 billion.
  • In February 2018, Ikea announced its plans to invest up to Rs 4,000 crore (US$ 612 million) in the state of Maharashtra to set up multi-format stores and experience centers.
  • Kathmandu based conglomerate, CG Group is looking to invest Rs 1,000 crore (US$ 155.97 million) in India by 2020 in its food and beverage business, stated Mr Varun Choudhary, Executive Director, CG Corp Global.
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC), the investment arm of the World Bank Group, is planning to invest about US$ 6 billion through 2022 in several sustainable and renewable energy programs in India.

SALIENT FEATURES

(1) FDI up to 100 per cent is allowed under the automatic route in all activities/sectors except the following, which will require approval of the Government:

(a) Activities/items that require an Industrial Licence; 

(b) Proposals in which the foreign collaborator has a previous/existing venture/tie up in India in the same or allied field.

(c) All proposals relating to acquisition of shares in an existing Indian company by a foreign/NRI investor.

(d) All proposals falling outside notified sectoral policy/caps or under sectors in which FDI is not permitted.

 (2) FDI in areas of special economic activity: 

(a) Special Economic Zones:

100 per cent FDI is permitted under automatic route for setting up of Special Economic Zone. Units in SEZ qualify for approval through automatic route subject to sectoral norms. Details about the type of activities permitted are available in the Foreign Trade Policy issued by the Department of Commerce. Proposals not covered under the automatic route require approval by FIPB.

(b) Export Oriented Units (EOUs):

100 per cent FDI is permitted under automatic route for setting up 100 per cent EOU, subject to sectoral norms. Proposals, which are not covered under the automatic route would be considered and approved by FIPB.

(c) Industrial Park:

100 per cent FDI is permitted under automatic route for setting up of the Industrial Park. Electronic Hardware Technology Park (EHTP) Units All proposals for FDI/NRI investment in EHTP Units are eligible for approval under the automatic route subject to the parameters listed. For proposals not covered under automatic route, the applicant should seek separate approval of the FIPB, as per the procedure outlined in the policy.

(d) Software Technology Park Units:

All proposals for FDI/NRI investment in STP Units are eligible for approval under automatic route subject to parameters listed. For proposals not covered under automatic route, the applicant should seek separate approval of the FIPB, as per the procedure outlined in the policy.

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INDIAN GOVERNMENT INITIATIVES

As of February 2019, the Government of India is working on a road map to achieve its goal of US$ 100 billion worth of FDI inflows.

In February 2019, the Government of India released the Draft National e-Commerce Policy which encourages FDI in the marketplace model of e-commerce. Further, it states that the FDI policy for e-commerce sector has been developed to ensure a level playing field for all participants.

Government of India is planning to consider 100 per cent FDI in Insurance intermediaries in India to give a boost to the sector and attracting more funds.

In December 2018, the Government of India revised FDI rules related to e-commerce. As per the rules 100 per cent FDI is allowed in the marketplace based model of e-commerce. Also, sales of any vendor through an e-commerce marketplace entity or its group companies have been limited to 25 per cent of the total sales of such vendor.

In September 2018, the Government of India released the National Digital Communications Policy, 2018 which envisages increasing FDI inflows in the telecommunications sector to US$ 100 billion by 2022.

In January 2018, Government of India allowed foreign airlines to invest in Air India up to 49 per cent with government approval. The investment cannot exceed 49 per cent directly or indirectly.

No government approval will be required for FDI up to an extent of 100 per cent in Real Estate Broking Services.

In September 2017, the Government of India asked the states to focus on strengthening single window clearance system for fast-tracking approval processes, in order to increase Japanese investments in India.

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India has eased the approval mechanism for foreign direct investment (FDI) proposals by doing away with the approval of Department of Revenue and mandating clearance of all proposals requiring approval within 10 weeks after the receipt of application.

The Government of India is in talks with stakeholders to further ease foreign direct investment (FDI) in defence under the automatic route to 51 per cent from the current 49 per cent, in order to give a boost to the Make in India initiative and to generate employment.

In January 2018, Government of India allowed 100 per cent FDI in single brand retail through automatic route.


Road ahead

India has become the most attractive emerging market for global partners (GP) investment for the coming 12 months, as per a recent market attractiveness survey conducted by Emerging Market Private Equity Association (EMPEA).

Annual FDI inflows in the country are expected to rise to US$ 75 billion over the next five years, as per a report by UBS.

The Government of India is aiming to achieve US$ 100 billion worth of FDI inflows in the next two years.

The World Bank has stated that private investments in India is expected to grow by 8.8 per cent in FY 2018-19 to overtake private consumption growth of 7.4 per cent, and thereby drive the growth in India's gross domestic product (GDP) in FY 2018-19.

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